Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton puts part of the blame for her loss to President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election on the media in her new book “What Happened.”
“The traveling press corps asked tough questions. They were hungry. I had to admire that. With rare exceptions, they were also very professional. I can’t say we were completely comfortable with one another, though. As I write elsewhere in this book, I tend to treat journalists with caution, and I often feel like they focus too much on the wrong things,” Clinton wrote in a copy of her book released to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“I understand that political coverage has to be about the horse race, but it’s become almost entirely about that and not about the issues that matter most to our country and to people’s lives. That’s something that has gotten increasingly worse over the years. That’s not entirely the press’s fault: the way we consume news has changed, which makes getting clicks all important, which in turn encourages sensationalism. Still, they’re responsible for their part,” Clinton wrote of the journalist’s treatment of the 2016 election.
Prior to publishing her new book, Clinton herself put forth a litany of excuses for her loss, including: Russian interference in the election, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the president himself, the “deplorable(s)” followers of the president, the Podesta emails, sexism, the electoral system, the right-wing media (and even the mainstream media), and many more. (RELATED: New York Times Forecasts Donald Trump Will Win The Election)
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